I'm making two, one-gallon batches tomorrow. A New Zealand wheat pale ale and a untraditional dunkelweizen.
The grain bills are identical:
1 pound munich
1 pound white wheat malt
I will be mashing the entire grain bill together, and then seperating for boil and hopping.
The NZWPA will get 5g of Pacific Gem hops (13.5%AA) at 20 minutes, and will be dry hopped with 5g of the same. OG 1.5 IBU 28 Hop flavor and aroma off the charts
The untraditional dunkelweizen will get 1.25g of Pacific Gem hops (13.5%AA) at 60 minutes. OG 1.5 IBU 11 Hop flavor and aroma should be barely noticable.
Both brews will be pitched with WLP300 hefeweizen yeast and fermented using the swamp cooler method. Hope to keep fermentation temps between 62 and 67.
I have a small amount of Carafa I'm thinking of adding to the dunkel. Can I steep that in the wort after mashing and prior to boiling? I think I can, but haven't done much reading on steeping.